SHARON KAZAN HARRIS - OWNER & DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING, RARECAT WINES
Although Sharon was raised in California and lives in the Napa Valley, her love of wine is a shared experience of two viticulture worlds; Napa and Bordeaux. This connection is the personality of RARECAT Wines. Combining American sensibility and love of the land with a Bordeaux palate and winemaking education rooted in old world traditions. The blending of these two worlds has define a RARECAT wine style based on elegance and balance.
RARECAT Wines is built on the philosophy of a Joie de Vivre life. A joy of everything that connects people at the table over a glass of wine. Connecting to important things in life, and experiencing joy with the people you love, cherish, and want to meet! We create special experiences and opportunities through RARECAT programs such as RARECAT Professional, RARECAT trunk shows and the RARECAT Ambassadors program. Creating lifelong connections and artful living through wine, wine education, and charitable giving. That is the RARECAT promise.
NAPA VINTNER LAUNCHES 23 CITY TOUR IN U.S.
Founder of RARECAT Wines offers seminars educating business executives
Napa Valley, California, February 2018 --- Sharon Kazan Harris is a Napa Valley
winemaker and entrepreneur who combines her wine connoisseurship and business
savvy in seminars educating businesswomen. Kazan Harris--- who has educated
thousands of executive women at seminars and tastings over the last seven years--- is taking her seminars on the road this spring.
JIM RICKARDS - OWNER, J. RICKARDS WINERY
We produce several varietals that grow especially well on the diverse blocks throughout our 60 acres. Zinfandel, both from the old vines and new plantings of old clones (see The Ranch) is bold, spicy... Petite Sirah is handled gently to soften its tannic nature, bottled on its own and blended with the Zinfandel, adding its unique character…. Malbec from the lower pond area, a stunning varietal... A blend we call Five Sisters is made from the traditional Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec, all estate grown.
The majority of the grapes we harvest go to other renowned wineries in the area. Our Cabernet Sauvignon to the neighbor, Silver Oak, in their Alexander Valley label; hillside Zinfandel to Passalacqua Winery over the hill; and Petite Sirah to several small producers in the valley. The plan is continue these partnerships and pick selected blocks for our wines. Our first offering was about 150 cases from the 2004 and 2005 vintages, growing to 5000 cases over the next few years.